Hood Boxing for Protection of Large Items for ExportVery often large freight must to be hood boxed instead of crated. This system protects the equipment like a crate but uses the structure of the item as part of the protection. Hood boxes are not completely covered in wood like regular crates and often items are shrink-wrapped to reduce exposure to corrosive salt and moisture before hood boxing.
Cargo to be both domestic and internationally can be shipped with a hood crate with systems that have metal bases. A hood box is a protective shell around the equipment without requiring a fixed wooden floor. Hood boxes are custom made to fit the machinery and cargo and are built with heat-treated lumber to meet ISPM 15 export standards.
Hoods are secured in place by building a frame around the bottom of the unit being hood boxed. Hood boxes can be designed and built with access doors or pockets to allow access to lifting eyes located on the unit for rigging, loading, and unloading.
- A hood box builds a protective shell around the equipment without requiring a fixed floor.
- Hood boxes are not sealed like regular crates. On many occasions items are shrink-wrapped to reduce exposure to corrosive salt and moisture before hood boxing.
- Hood Boxes are designed and built with recessed shadow boxes giving access to lifting eyes located on the unit for rigging, loading and unloading. DLS leads in innovation packaging solutions, most other companies provide a lifting door which creates a gap. This allows for outside elements and vermin to get into your cargo during transportation. DLS builds our hood boxes to be completely sealed and protected for outside elements. This is just one of many examples where DLS is a cutting edge logistics and crating company. DLS leads in thinking outside of the ”BOX” to come up with innovative and creative packaging solutions for our customers.